Monday, July 21, 2014

Accordion Fold Paper Garland Tutorial

Accordion fold paper garland tutorial from Craftiments

Today I want to share a quick tutorial for creating this delightful accordion fold paper garland. It's simple to make and easy to coordinate with your party theme. I love bright neon colors for summer and used Ultra Brite Hue papers from JAM Paper & Envelope.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Patriotic Ribbon, Lace & Fabric Scrap Flag

Craftiments:  Ribbon, lace and fabric scrap American flag

Sometimes good things come from a bout of insomnia. This sweet and shabby American flag came to life in the wee hours of the morning. I was inspired by this vintage ribbon and lace flag.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kokedama from Houseplant Cuttings

Craftiments:  Create beautiful and frugal string gardens with kokedama made from house plant cuttings

I recently got around to pruning my houseplants. My pothos was especially lanky and ended up having a major "haircut". Looking down at the pile of cuttings, and hating to throw them away, I thought it would be a great opportunity to root them and try my hand at kokedama. Kokedama, which translates to moss ball, is a traditional Japanese garden art form. Forgoing the pot, plants are grown in a ball of soil that is covered with moss and wrapped with string. Kokedama can be displayed on a stand or plate, or suspended to create gorgeous string gardens.

As it turned out, kokedama are easier to make than I imagined they would be. It's a great project for those on a budget because the cuttings are free and there are no expensive flower pots to buy. And if you are lucky enough to have moss growing in your yard, it costs next to nothing!

Read on to learn what it takes to make this simple and fun gardening project...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Mantel 2014

Spring Easter mantel featuring hyacinth bulbs and birds

Just popping in to post a few photos of my spring mantel. Enjoy!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Moss & Twine Birdhouse Wreath

Craftiments:  DIY moss, twine and birdhouse wreath for Spring

This past week finally started to feel like spring for me. My brown, brittle grass became lush and green overnight. The trees are budding and my hyacinths are blooming. I was thrilled to open the windows and fill the house with the fresh, earthy scent that follows the rain.  Confident that the lingering winter had lost its grip once and for all, I was excited to get working on a new wreath for the front the door.